Severe deficiency of Vitamin B3 will lead to a condition known as pellagra. Symptoms of pellagra will include a scaly rash, swollen mouth, vomiting and diarrhoea, disorientation and memory loss - amongst others. This is a severe condition and can be life threatening. Lesser or short term deficiency may cause indigestion, fatigue, low mood and sores. B3 deficiency is very rare in the western world as there are plentiful dietary sources of the vitamin. The most common cause is high alcohol intake, which can reduce the amount absorbed from the diet.
This confidential blood check for Vitamin B3 is available at more than thirty Spire clinics across the UK
Included in each test for Vitamin B3 are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Special Instructions: No Special Instructions.
Attendance Restrictions: No Special Attendance Restrictions.
Laboratory Notes: Confirm bottles
Sample Container: 1 x Gold